Illustoria: For Creative Kids and Their Grownups
Issue 14: Myth: Stories, Comics, DIY
Mcsweeney's Literary Arts Fund
OverviewHave you ever wanted to know more about myths, legends and folklore from around the globe? We’ve searched far and wide for tales of the unusual, featuring bugs, yetis, horse hybrids, magical dogs, & super strong babies. We’ll help you build your own labyrinth—indoors or out—using socks from your laundry pile, or rocks in the grass. Create your own edible dragon eggs with the help of Dog Chef. Read our interview with costume designer Nick Cave, who is influenced by ancient mythology. Meet a New York City youth activist, go behind the scenes with cover artist Julie Benbassat, and see what other young writers and artists have been making lately.
Illustoria is a print magazine for creative kids & their grownups. We celebrate visual storytelling, makers and DIY culture through stories, art, comics, interviews, crafts and activities. Our high-quality, tri-annual publication is geared toward readers ages 6-12 and the young at heart.
Illustoria is the official publication of the International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, publishing writing and art by young people alongside accomplished professionals.
Praise for Illustoria Magazine
".(a) beautifully produced print magazine that invites young readers to revisit arresting pages again and again.Illustoria is a visual feast, with a focus on storytelling through art and literature. In addition to crafts and art projects, Illustoria presents stories through comics, and profiles illustrators, artists, and makers.(with) messages of compassion and inclusivity.bursting with creative ideas and inspiration."
- "Our Favorite Gifts for 6- to 10-year-olds," Wirecutter.com, New York Times
"This is the kind of magazine you keep on your bookshelves with your favorite books."
- Cece Bell, author of El Deafo
"It's a rewarding offering that I hope sticks around for many years down the line."
- Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews, blogger of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
"(A) visually exciting magazine with a DIY attitude . . . offer(s) plentiful opportunities for engagement, while the quality artwork and inventive layouts are sure to inspire imaginative responses."
-School Library Journal
"Cover to cover, its content and aesthetics are smart, modern and engaging. Illustoria is a magazine I would've loved to have growing up."
- Michelle Sterling, Avery & Augustine